Wednesday, March 5, 2008


The Edmonton Sun March 2nd, 2008 MAN ALLEGES ILLEGAL DETAINMENT An Edmonton man is suing a neighbour, the city police and the Edmonton Remand Centre for $150,000, alleging he was arrested and detained for breaking into his own home and hit with drug charges after cops found pot plants during an illegal search. In a Feb. 11, 2008, statement of claim, Kelly Dryden alleges the unidentified neighbour maliciously told police about a Feb. 12, 2006, break-in in progress after his young son said Dryden had entered his north-side home through a window. Dryden alleges two cops then forced their way into his home and took him away in handcuffs, despite being told it was his house and there were bills on the fridge proving it. He claims he was strip-searched twice by police and once at the remand centre and was detained for 15 hours despite being ordered released on certain conditions by a justice of the peace. He also alleges the charges were later dropped.

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